India’s Largest Hockey Stadium to be ready in Rourkela in One Year

Living up to the hype of hosting international level tournaments in the state, the Odisha Government is gearing up for the next big one – the Hockey World Cup 2023.

Ahead of the mega hockey tournament, the State Government is leaving no stone unturned to make it bigger and better than the 2018 edition.

As part of the preparations, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier announced the construction of India’s largest hockey stadium in Rourkela.

On Monday, a team of high-level officials from the State Government including Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, 5T Secretary VK Pandian and officials from the State Sports Department visited the proposed site of construction.

The stadium will be developed inside the premises of the Biju Patnaik University of Technology. A detailed plan was carried out today in the presence of the officials.

“The construction will hopefully start in April. We are planning to construct India’s largest hockey stadium in a record one year,” Chief Secretary Mohapatra said.

A layout of the stadium will first be prepared which will include the details regarding the stadium and its periphery including parking slots, visitors’ entry points and players’ area. After the blueprint is prepared, it will be sent for approval. Once approved, the construction will start in the month of April. The proposed stadium is likely to be built in an area of about 10 to 15 acres.

This is the second time Odisha will be hosting the World Cup, becoming the only place in the world to do so. This time, along with Bhubaneswar, Rourkela will be co-hosting the international extravaganza.

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